Learn our story about how we are independent and what is needed to keep thisquality operating. You might be able to donate to us so we can inform and share what matters faster.Learn More
Local iwi has reportedly declared they do not consent to a planned Tararua Aerial 1080 poison drop after a hui took place with Department of Conservation.
The hui concluded with a 100 percent non-consent of the upcoming Project Kaka drop over the Tararua Ranges that was scheduled for late winter.
The information was leaked to thisquality early Monday morning.
Previously leaked documents revealed that Regional Public Health saw an influx of 1080 cease and desist orders that many locals from the community submitted after meetings happened around the area.
The meetings were organised by locals at Levin RSA and Manakau Hall to encourage the signing of cease and desist orders and to stop the 1080 drop; however, the signing was optional and not compulsory.
An NZHerald article by Paul Williams has given the Tararua Aerial 1080 drop recognition; that hunters are worried about the dire consequences the drop.
ATTICA Otaki Candidate Michael Kay was included in the article to have his say about how the drop could have a bad effect on biodiversity and the environment.
Documents sent to thisquality from OSPRI on 17 June 2020, stated the drop would happen during the first suitable weather window in late winter of 2020, which could no-longer be happening.
This is a developing story, and as information comes through, thisquality will further report on it.
More to come soon.
Have time to spare? If you liked this publication, please learn our story to support thisquality. Fund trustworthy news coming from official Government newswires and local voices inside communities.Contribute